It was chilly on the flight and, oh yeah, I had to sit next to Tony!
Got a bite to eat with Coach Hewitt, Coach Bennett and Tim – and I picked up the check. It’s the least I could do for being invited!
We had a long wait before we take off for Frankfurt, Germany. All the players have slick phones, computers, headphones now. It must be nice to be a student-athlete these days at the high-major schools??
“Sprechen Sie Deutsch?“ Do you speak German? Got a couple hours with a layover in Frankfurt. I wish I had the opportunity to travel the world while still in college.
I just ran into the No. 6 pick in the NBA draft – Jonas Valanciunas from Lithuania. I think we play him Tuesday night.
Once we got to Lithunia, we took a two hour drive to Vilnius – checked into the hotel and had lunch (salad, white rice and beef with sweet PRUINES???). Yeah, prunes. Didn’t realize what I was eating until it was too late...and I mean too late!
We had a real good practice and then it was off to scout Australia vs Lithunia. Can you say PLAYERS?
This is a big-time arena – complete with fans with noise makers, a dance team, etc.
After the game, I grabbed dinner at a pizza joint called Can Can Pizza and walked back to the hotel. I got a quick history lesson from our guide and then Skyped with my wife and son.
Now I’m going to bed...finally. What a long day.